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Neff Family History

Neff Name Meaning
German and Swiss German: from Middle High German neve ‘nephew’ (later rather broader in application, rather like cousin in English), hence probably a distinguishing name for a close relation or familiar of a prominent personage.Dutch: variant of Neve, cognate with 1.Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Neffe ‘nephew’.Reduced form of Irish McNeff (see McNiff).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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151,707 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
25,081 Military Records
6,798 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Neff Families

  • Number of Neff families
     332 - 661
     111 - 331
     1 - 110
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Neff families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Neff families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Neff Family Origin

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Neff Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Neff

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Neff Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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